Today was the chinook opener and we were a little nervous that it might suck.
It started out slow because we were in the wrong spot, but thanks to help from some buddies we ran north and we were in them right away.
We got our limits pretty quickly.
Great ocean, great crew, and great fishing.
Chinook fishing should only get better from here.
We ran down to Cannon Beach early today and fished 150 FOW around 5 miles south of the lighthouse.
The ling cod bite was unreal.
Lots of doubles and triples.
We probably landed 60 in 2 hours and could have landed 100 if we did not move to get away from them.
The bottom fishing was slow plus there are a lot of no no fish that you have to throw back right now, so we only ended with 12 or so bottom fish.
I have been told that bottom fishing is a little slow due to the big balls of krill we were seeing on the sonar.
The ride home was like driving through a 15 knot car wash, but not too bumpy.
It was a little bit windy and there was a huge exchange, so we slept in and left at 11:00.
We ran down to Cannon Beach and got into the ling cod right away.
The bite would go on and off throughout the day- we ended up with around 40 fish kept limits of the bigger lincod and a few bottom fish.
Clark and I are at it again soon for chinook fishing.
Captain Clark and crew ran back to the honey hole and picked up limits of halibut plus assorted rockfish.
The best news is that Clark said the water was blue and warm- only a few more weeks until tuna.
It was a HUGE exchange, so Captain Clark told us to sleep in and meet at the boat at 11:00.
We ran south to Cannon beach and got into fish right away.
It was not red hot, but pretty steady and we landed around 50 fish and kept around 30, including limits of lingcod.
A great day of fishing on a great ocean.
Captain Clark and the crew kept the limits streak going and limited out on halibut again today.
The quota is almost reached, so my guess is that halibut will be shut down around the 13th of June.
Captain Clark and the crew headed south at 25 knots on a great ocean.
Cannon Beach did not let them down and the crew got their limits of lings and bottom fish.
Our streak of good days at Cannon Beach just keeps getting longer and we are not complaining.
Clark is going deep for halibut tomorrow and the forecast looks great.
The forecast was not great and a lot of boats stayed tied to the dock or turned around, but Captain Clark wanted to fish, so he headed west.
The wind was blowing pretty good, which makes halibut fishing pretty hard, but Clark and the crew stayed at it until they had their halibut and some big lings.
Captain Clark is at it again this weekend and the forecast looks much better.
Only a few more weeks until tuna.
The forecast was looking a little sporty offshore, but great at Cannon Beach (it almost always is) so Clark and the crew headed south for some bottom fish and lings.
The descender got a workout today, but the crew killed it and came home with limits of bottom fish and ling cod.
We have yet to have a slow day bottom fishing as there is always action for some kind of bottom fish- after tuna, it is my favorite fishing.
Clark will be at it again next week for halibut and bottom fish.
Clark, Wally, John and the crew headed west today for our first trip of the year.
The weather did not look super, but they got it done.
Limits of halibut and some big lings.
Clark and John are at it again Sunday if the weather holdsl